May 2017 was easily one of the most difficult months of whale watching I have ever had in Newport Beach. After returning from my Monterey trip I was only fortunate enough to have whale sightings on four of the remaining days of the month. Poor weather in the early half of the month contributed to this greatly. We were lucky enough to have multiple days with the world famous PATCHES the Bottlenose Dolphin as well as a very late pair of Cow/Calf Gray Whales.
The June Gloom weather kicked in fast but a consistent week and a half of Blue and Fin Whales is a much welcome beginning to the month. Here's hoping for more! Very light on the Humpbacks this year, I wonder what is going on there?